The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin

Quarterly that explores issues related to both central banking and the New Zealand economy. On the record speeches of the Governor and Deputy Governors also featured regularly.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 2, June

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism-The Reserve Bank's Supervisory Approach
Introduction Money laundering is the way criminals disguise the illegal origins of their money. Financers of terrorism use similar techniques to try and avoid detection by authorities and to protect the identity of those providing and receiving...
Bank Funding-The Change in Composition and Pricing
1 Introduction Many households take great interest in mortgage interest rates, with debt servicing costs often a key component of weekly outgoings. An important determinant of mortgage rates, or indeed any lending rate for households or businesses,...
Financial System Coping Well with International Stresses
9 May 2012 Global economic and financial conditions continue to pose risks for New Zealand's financial system, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today when releasing the May 2012 Financial Stability Report. "Financial market sentiment has...
Government Announces New Appointments
9 March 2012 News release issued by the Minister of Finance The Government has appointed board members to two new Crown companies--Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd and Crown Asset Management Ltd--and reappointed Reserve Bank chairman,...
Monetary Policy in the Last Business Cycle: Some Perspectives
1 Introduction The economic cycle from 1998 to 2011 was described in an article in the March 2012 Bulletin (Chetwin, 2012). This article looks at monetary policy and the challenges the Reserve Bank faced. Setting out some of the issues and challenges...
Reserve Bank Responds to Lessons of the GFC
3 May 2012 The Reserve Bank is introducing a number of prudential policy changes, based on lessons from the global financial crisis (GFC), in order to further strengthen the New Zealand financial system. This was the message of a speech delivered...